there was something so pleasant about that place!
even your emotions have an echo in so much space....
Why is this song, like, twenty times better than it should be? Maybe it's just the undeniable pleasure of learning that Cee-Lo has a lovely voice. Plus, taken as a whole, it's very nearly the perfect anthem for the end of nearly eight months (!) of frustration, perspiration, regression, and, occasionally, depression.
Maybe you noticed the title change?
That's right, dear readers: it's just about time to register www.emplawyed.com! (It's available!) I couldn't think of any subtler way to do this, so I'll just put it out there: I'm about to accept an offer from an immigration firm downtown. The location (note the proximity to the Common) is better than I'd ever hoped for, the work is interesting, and it pretty well fits the description of what was looking for (and had starting to despair of ever finding) at the beginning of all of this so many months ago: public interest work that actually uses the law to benefit individuals, in downtown Boston, with a solid balance of writing and courtroom opportunities.
The offer came the same day as my formal rejection letters from the firm I was excited about in my last post (had a nice callback interview, but there was still plenty of competition) and the Essex County D.A.'s office, so I couldn't help feeling like someone was maybe trying to tell me something.
Anyway, I've had a great month all around... much too good to blog. Hiring seems to have really picked up from the dead zone that it was in for the couple of months after the new year, and I've scored quite a few interviews that--again with the superstition--I just haven't dared to blog. Including, of course, this last one. (C. also had a great month: she got an excellent offer for next year, but I probably shouldn't share the details here, since they're not mine to disclose.)
Anyway, thanks so much to the friends, family, and concerned strangers who have kept me more or less sane through all of this. I never thought it would take this long, but your colletive grace and patience gave me a lot of the strength I needed.